Frederickshald, a fortified town on the coast of Norway, eighty-five miles S.S.E. of Christiania. It was formerly called Halden, but takes its present name from Frederick III. of Denmark. It was burnt down in 1826, and has been rebuilt with broad streets in the modern style. The timber trade employs the inhabitants. Charles XII. of
Sweden was killed (1718) while besieging Frederiksteen, situated to the south-east of the town.